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Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff

Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff

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Where to submit an Interlibrary Loan request

Submit requests through the ILLiad System. The link to the page can be found under Student Resources on the Law Library's homepage.

How to Search For a Citation

Check first if the material is not readily available at or accessible through the Law Library.

Print Books, E-books, Videos & Physical Items:

Policy 1: Your editor permits you to check out all physical items under your own account Policy 2: Your editor instructs you to use only the journal's account for all non-Law Library physical items
  1. WRLC (Georgetown U. + Consortium) Advanced Search or Book Search by Citation. Search for book or item title.
  2. For a matching record, sign in with your NetID & Password, click on Request or Request from a Consortium Library. Select Georgetown University Law Library as a Pick-up Institution. (Note: If the Qatar Library is the only holder of a physical item, use ILL service instead).
  3. If there is no matching record, or if all copies are checked out, lost, or missing, then submit an ILL request via ILLiad. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Advanced Search and Search by Citation.
  1. WorldCat. Search for book or item title.
  2. A green "Georgetown Law Library" icon in a matching record may mean that the library owns a copy. Check for availability by following steps outlined in Policy 1.
  3. If a green icon does not appear, then in the matching record click on gray "Click here to request via ILL." Sign into ILLiad with your journal's username & password.

Access to Electronic Articles & Publicatons:

Searching by the Journal or Newspaper Publication Title Searching by the Article Title
  1. Journal Finder: The results may include the Law Library's holdings of print volumes which can be helpful in locating articles that do not exist in electronic format.
  2. Journal Search by Citation: Click on "Journal" before entering information.
  3. Article Search by Citation:  You may also search by article title in this search engine.
  1. Articles Advanced Search: Select "Articles" first, then enter the article title.
  2. Article Search by Citation: You may also search by journal or newspaper title in this search engine.
  3. Google Scholar: Under Menu > Settings > Library Links, be sure to to select all Georgetown options and then Save.
If a copy cannot be located, then submit an ILL request. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Journal Finder and Search by Citation. Sign into ILLiad using the account preferred by your editor. If a copy cannot be located, then submit an ILL request. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Advanced Search and Search by Citation. Sign into ILLiad using the account preferred by your editor.

When to Use Interlibrary Loan Service as a Journal Staff

  • For a book, if the Law Library does not own a copy, or has a copy that is checked out, lost or missing, or does not provide access to an e-version. While in Advanced Search, Journal Finder or Search by Citation, click on the Interlibrary Loan tab to access ILLiad.
    • You are not expected to check further than our collection. Just note that submitting your book requests directly to main campus (ntercampus Loan Service) and consortium libraries (Consortium Loan Service) may reduce turnaround time.
  • For an article, if the Law Library does not own the journal or newspaper in print / microfilm, or offer a full-text electronically. While in Advanced Search, Journal Finder or Search by Citation, click on the Interlibrary Loan tab to access ILLiad.